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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun belief:


Belief is sometimes a misspelling of believe.

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Definition of the noun belief

What does belief mean as a name of something?

Belief is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: beliefs

  1. any cognitive content held as true
  2. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Alternative definition of the noun belief


  1. Mental acceptance of a claim as truth regardless of supporting or contrary empirical evidence.
  2. [countable] Something believed.
  3. [uncountable] The quality or state of believing.
  4. [uncountable] Religious faith.
  5. [in the plural] One's religious or moral convictions.

Specialised definition of the noun belief

Glossary of sports

confidence that someone or something is good or will be effective (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Who is Belief?

Belief a.k.a. Jesse Shatkin is an audio engineer.


  1. Belief is a musical group.
  2. Belief is a musical group.
    • albums: "Remember", "Rest"

There are other groups with in their name, like Lost Belief and Beyond Belief.


"Belief" is a short film, directed by Shaun Greenspan.


  1. "Belief" was the second single from John Mayer's 2006 album Continuum. The song features Ben Harper on guitar.
  2. "Belief" is the second album of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. It was the first album recorded with drummer Julian Beeston, and Flood took over as producer from Phil Harding. It was released by Mute Records on January 9, 1989.
  3. "Belief" is a musical album of Innocence.
    • released on (24 years ago)
  4. "Belief" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Belief" is a musical album of Leon Parker.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  6. "Belief" is a musical EP of The Faces of Sarah.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Belief" a.k.a. "Forgive" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  8. "Belief" is a musical EP of The Timewriter.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  9. "Belief" is a musical single of Electrolyze.
    • released on
  10. "Belief" is a musical album of Hopscotch Army.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  11. "Belief" is a musical album of Dare.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  12. "Belief" is a musical album of The Dignity of Labour.
    • released in (18 years ago)


Belief is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Belief

  1. Belief System
  2. Make Belief
  3. self-belief
  4. false belief
  5. Beggar Belief
  6. Beyond Belief
  7. strong belief
  8. Literal Belief
  9. erroneous belief
  10. psychotic belief
  11. religious belief

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Belief

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Google previewThe Prosperity Workbook Learn How to Be Prosperous, Successful, and Happy! (2009)

by Christine R. Goss

n The second irrational belief is that the pursuit of perfection reduces a person's ability to find solutions and can lead to the opposite of the desired result. This irrational belief prevents the partners from relating, and they start evaluating and ...

Google previewAppreciate Your Life (2002)

The Essence of Zen Practice by Taizan Maezumi

The third belief is the continuity of life before and after death. If this life continues ... The sixth belief is the mutual attraction between you and the buddhas. Without this...

Then, the seventh belief is that you and others are not two. Do you believe ...

Google previewEthical Habits (2016)

A Peircean Perspective by Aaron Massecar

Now, the belief is a rule of habit.

Google previewThe Human and the Holy (1989)

The Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschel by Donald J. Moore

Belief is the acceptance of a proposition as true on the ground of either internal evidence or authority.

Belief is an assent to an idea, while faith is consent to God; belief is a relation to a proposition or dogma, while faith is a relation to God. Belief refers to what we know, while faith surges beyond knowledge and apprehension; it refers, not to the knowable, but to that which transcends knowledge.

Google previewAn Introduction to Epistemology - Second Edition (2009)

by Jack S. Crumley II

The father's belief is the outcome of a reliable process, but we hesitate to call it knowledge because of the nature of the...

Google previewThe American Journal of Psychology (1910)

by Karl M. Dallenbach, Madison Bentley, Edwin Garrigues Boring, Margaret Floy Washburn

According to Sully, Belief is a compound of three factors: intellectual representation, feeling, and active impulse.

Google previewThe London Quarterly Review (1868)

by William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison

Belief is a province of reason distinct, we admit, from the provinces of knowledge and opinion. But a belief which is not a thought—a mental assertion—a judgment , is an utter impossibility. When, therefore, we say we believe that God's power, ...

Google previewMystics Dictionary of Spirit Language

by Ken Ludden

primary belief that enables one to maintain connection with or disconnection from one's path; 2) way one remains connected to vehicle one chooses to carry one forward on one's path. SHOE RACK – 1) organized place for ...

Google previewMystic Mini Dictionary of Spirit Language

by Ken Ludden

a dense collection of small ideas, thoughts, opinions, facts, projections and observations brought together in a time of absolute change, followed by immense pressure to create a durable, flexible and very protective belief ...

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Small photo of gift box for money and coins to benefit the church or belief sacrificesSmall photo of Naga Seven Head The Buddhism BeliefSmall photo of Wooden old man curve, Buddhist in Thailand belief, pray and beg for good health, good job and successful.Small photo of Wooden old man curve, Buddhist in Thailand belief, pray and beg for good health, good job and successful.Small photo of Belief Faith Hope Love ConceptSmall photo of sorting of Brick the belief of tourists in East AsiaSmall photo of A golden container or pedestal in a cup used for storing water to be poured as dedication to make a libation while listening to sermon and receiving precepts from Buddhist monks as per Buddhism belief More...

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Quotes about Belief

That the God answers
Might be a false belief.
That the God hears us
Might be a false belief.
Only belief, though false,
Give us strength for hopes.
02.06.2008 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of B3E1L1I1E1F4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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